There was better news from Delhi today, with indications that the Delhi Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is taking responsibility and driving concerted action to resolve the issues in the Games Village.
Following the Chef de Missions meeting this morning, Team Scotland’s representative Jon Doig said: “We are heartened that Sheila Dikshit has personally taken control of the situation and ensuring that the necessary additional resources are brought in, including support from the Delhi hoteliers association to address standards of cleanliness and hygiene and oversee quality control.
“We have continued to make progress addressing the maintenance and operational issues within our own accommodation block and things are looking much better. Therefore subject to a number of assurances from the Organising Committee being realised over the next 24 hours, we feel we will be in a position to confirm tomorrow that our team will travel as scheduled on Saturday.”
Amongst those reassurances required in addition to accommodation maintenance, is proof that all structural safety certificates for both the Village and the venues are in place, backed with full insurance cover through the Delhi 2010 Organising Committee.
“We also look forward to the Commonwealth Games Federation President Mike Fennell arriving in Delhi tonight to take control on behalf of the CGF.
The sports due to travel on Saturday 25 September are: Archery, Lawn Bowls, Shooting, Tennis and Weightlifting. Plans are currently being made to reschedule those who were due to travel today (Rugby 7s, Boxing and Wrestling).